This roadside cannabis testing device is being researched by a team of scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas as a way to help police perform checks out in the field in a simple, noninvasive manner. The device works with a smartphone and disposable test strips that are capable of detecting THC in the saliva to deliver an accurate reading to the tester in as little as five minutes. The testing kit is capable of detecting THC levels in the range from 100 picograms per milliliter to 100 nanogram per milliliter of blood.
The prototype roadside cannabis testing device is being spearheaded by Professor Shalini Prasad and her research team, and identifies what’s being done to help combat impaired driving.
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